In object-oriented programing (OOP) inheritance is a feature that represents the “is a” relationship between different classes. Inheritance allows a class to have the same behavior as another class and extend or tailor that behavior to provide special action for specific needs.
(1) On Macintoshes an old term (before System 7) for System extensions. See under extension. (2) Short for initialize or initialization.
Short for initial program load, the process of loading the operating system of a mainframe into the computer’s main memory. IPL is the mainframe equivalent of booting or rebooting a personal computer.
(1) On Apple Macintosh computers, initializing a disk means formatting it. (2) In programming, initialize means to assign a starting value to a variable. (3) Initialize can refer to the process of starting up a program or system.
- Ink-Jet Printer
A type of printer that works by spraying ionized ink at a sheet of paper. Magnetized plates in the ink’s path direct the ink onto the paper in the desired shapes. Ink-jet printers are capable of producing high quality print approaching that produced by laser printers. A typical ink-jet printer provides a resolution of 300 […]
(ī´nōd) (n.) Data structures that contain information about files in Unix file systems that are created when a file system is created. Each file has an inode and is identified by an inode number (i-number) in the file system where it resides. inodes provide important information on files such as user and group ownership, access […]